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Libraries
and
PokeMon
Go:
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
PokeStop
 Many libraries are a
Pokestop
 Used to collect balls
and other tools
 Lures – 30 minutes to
“lure” Pokemon
PokeStop
 Why is this important for
libraries?
 People will come to
the library to collect
items
 “Lures” will draw
peo...
Gyms
 Some libraries have a gym
 Not used until players reach level 5
and pick a team
 Pokemon battles are conducted in...
Wi-Fi & GPS
 The Internet & GPS are
required to play
Pokemon GO
 Cell service in some
communities can be
spotty
 Someti...
Wi-Fi & GPS
 Why is this important for libraries?
 Most libraries offer free Wi-Fi
 Players can do the following
all fr...
Know your landscape
Power
 Pokemon Go is a
huge power drain
 Why is this important
for libraries?
Libraries could be
a source of power
Other Amenities
 Pokemon Go requires that you
walk
 Players will hang around outside
libraries with Lures and PokeStops
...
“Crawls”, Tours & Meetups
“Crawls”, Tours & Meetups
 Why is this important for libraries?
 Libraries can do tours of local
Poke Stops and Gyms and...
Social Media
 Share Pokemon Go
events on library
Facebook page
 Join local Pokemon
Go page or create
one
How do I download the
game?
How do I play?
What kinds of
programming can we
do?
How do I find out if my
library is a PokeS...
Libraries and Pokemon GO
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Libraries and Pokemon GO

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Vicki Teal Lovely, Technology Services Coordinator at South Central Library System, presented at WiLSWorld 2016 on August 2nd.

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Libraries and Pokemon GO

  1. 1. Libraries and PokeMon Go: RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
  2. 2. PokeStop  Many libraries are a Pokestop  Used to collect balls and other tools  Lures – 30 minutes to “lure” Pokemon
  3. 3. PokeStop  Why is this important for libraries?  People will come to the library to collect items  “Lures” will draw people to the library (at all hours)  Libraries can set off “lures” (via the game)
  4. 4. Gyms  Some libraries have a gym  Not used until players reach level 5 and pick a team  Pokemon battles are conducted in gyms  Why is this important for libraries?  People will come to the library to play the game  Battles are better when you play in groups  Libraries have study rooms and/or tables for groups
  5. 5. Wi-Fi & GPS  The Internet & GPS are required to play Pokemon GO  Cell service in some communities can be spotty  Sometimes GPS works better on Wi-Fi
  6. 6. Wi-Fi & GPS  Why is this important for libraries?  Most libraries offer free Wi-Fi  Players can do the following all from a library:  Set off Incense to lure Pokemon  Transfer and Evolve Pokemon  Set off a Lure and/or battle in a Gym  Catch Pokemon
  7. 7. Know your landscape
  8. 8. Power  Pokemon Go is a huge power drain  Why is this important for libraries? Libraries could be a source of power
  9. 9. Other Amenities  Pokemon Go requires that you walk  Players will hang around outside libraries with Lures and PokeStops  Why is this important for libraries?  Places to sit and rest  Drinking fountains  Bathrooms  Snacks
  10. 10. “Crawls”, Tours & Meetups
  11. 11. “Crawls”, Tours & Meetups  Why is this important for libraries?  Libraries can do tours of local Poke Stops and Gyms and hold Meetups  Mobile hot spots  Portable chargers  Players can:  1. Meet local players.  2. Drink tons of booze.  3. Capture some new Pokemon.
  12. 12. Social Media  Share Pokemon Go events on library Facebook page  Join local Pokemon Go page or create one
  13. 13. How do I download the game? How do I play? What kinds of programming can we do? How do I find out if my library is a PokeStop or has a gym? And more…

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